Today, we release a new country/regional souvenir for Jersey. If you have found a geocache in Jersey, you automatically receive the souvenir on your profile.
Jersey is the largest of the Channel Islands, between England and France. It is known for its beaches, cliffside trails, and fantasy-inspiring castles. This steadfast nation is surrounded by crashing waves, and its beaches are sprinkled with picturesque lighthouses. Amazingly, it has one of the largest tidal ranges in the world, which changes the island’s landscape—almost doubling in size twice a day.
Jersey has a large number of Neolithic dolmen, or rocky tombs, and they are estimated to be from 6,000 years ago. They are large, grey formations that are silhouettes of modern structures. Today’s Geocache of the Week is much more recently constructed than these graves, but rich in history nonetheless. During World War II, Jersey’s coast became peppered with platforms, concrete bunkers and other relics of the war. Now preserved as historic places, these structures serve as lookout points and places of reflection. Our Geocache of the Week, GCVJWN, provides a tour of these memorable monuments and gives more context while providing a wonderful, multi-location expedition.
This isn’t a cliff-hanger! This five-stage Multi-Cache’s namesake is based on La Tour de Vinde, also known as the Noirmont Tower. This cache will bring you to plaques, memorials, and monuments as well as wonderful views of the sea. The site of the tower is accessible at low tide by foot, so be sure to pack tide schedules as well as reliable footwear.
Ferry on my wayward son! Here is a cacher pro-tip: The Granville – Jersey ferry is a great way to visit this island from France. An hour and a half after boarding, you will arrive in Jersey. There are also ferries that run to and from Guernsey for a Channel Islands geocaching tour. A perfect day trip.
A visit to Noirmont (GCVJWN) gives cachers a chance to breathe in salty sea air and experience the grandeur of the Jersey coastline while peering back into time. For those looking for a simple hike and a fulfilling find in the Channel Islands, this Multi-Cache is sure to tide you over until the next big adventure.
We know geocachers love country and regional souvenirs and we do too! We are releasing at least one new country/regional souvenir per month starting in January 2019. These new souvenirs will be featured alongside Geocaches of the Week in each region and shared on the third Wednesday of each month. Check out all of the Geocaching souvenirs here. Continue to explore some of the most amazing geocaches around the world. Check out all of the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog. If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, fill out this form.